Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Nurse Stephanie

Nurse's Week came and went and my daughter-in-law needed a card for a co-worker, so we picked out this cute clip art image and VOILA`--she loved it!
The paper is from Memory Box--the Brioche collection--and I love it. Great coordinating papers! Nurse Stephanie was colored with Copics, and I used the Air Brush System to add just a hint of color around the outside edge of the diecut (Nestabilities--Labels Eight) while the die was still in place.
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Monday, May 30, 2011

Digi Love!

Isn't this just the cutest? I had to arm-wrestle it away from hubby just so I could photo it, since it was my Valentine to him this year. (Inside: You still make my knees weak!)
It's a digi image from Make It Crafty, called "Geek Love", and it was the first digi image I ever colored. There was a little learning curve to printing it--I had to use the 'photo' setting on my printer to get it to print right and not smear with my Copics--but it really opened a whole new world of images for me! I'm definitely a coloring fanatic--can you tell? LOL
I don't have all the colors written down that I used, but I can tell you that for the plaid effect on the girl's skirt.
I have quite a few more cards to blog in the next few days--stay tuned!

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Inky Antics Blog hop!

Check out these great cards:
Inky Antics: Another HoneyPOP Blog Hop!: "We're excited to present another HoneyPOP Blog Hop! The talented Inky designers have been busily creating projects featureing our five newest..."

Friday, May 20, 2011

Baby's Coming!

If you read the sidebar about me, you saw that I'm going to be a first-time Grammy soon--and sooooooooo excited! Little 'Baby Z' is expected around August 1, so I've been busy getting ideas and making things for the baby shower. It seems like right now, my life is all about 'cute'!

My baby shower invitations are finally done, and thanks to some adorable baby stamps from Stampin'Up!, they were a breeze to make.

The little rompers were a jumbo roller stamp--I rolled out a couple of sheets of these at a time, and colored the ones I wanted to use, then cut them out. The hangers were made with some gold wire I had, which I simply twisted around two dowels, cut off one end and curled the other into a hook. If that's too much work, I saw (after I had these made) that the Tim Holtz line of embellishments now has some paperclips that look like hangers, and also look to be the right size for something like this.

I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities die to cut the back panel the rompers are mounted to, and airbrushed it with my Copic Air Brush System, using first Y11, then YR00 over that, to give it a nice peachy glow.

My background paper is "Sweet Pea" by The Paper Studio, and I used 3 different prints from their mat stack size pad, so not all my backgrounds looked like this one--but this was my favorite!

A friend and I went to the Great Lakes MegaMeet scrapbook expo a few weeks ago at Novi, MI, and got to meet Jackie Wamhoff of Inky Antics, and see all of their wonderful product line! So many vendors were there, and so many ideas for future projects.

Then, last weekend, I was in Columbus, OH, for my Copic Intermediate Certification with Colleen Schaan. If you EVER get a chance to take a class with Colleen, do it! She is an amazingly talented teacher, with a real gift for explaining the techniques.

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